Calgary Flames (5-4-2) vs. New Jersey Devils (9-3)
November 8, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: New Jersey Devils -130 / Calgary Flames +108; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Calgary Flames and New Jersey Devils meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Prudential Center. The Calgary Flames look to snap a 5-game losing streak. The New Jersey Devils look to build on their 6-game winning streak.
The Calgary Flames are averaging 3.18 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Nazem Kadri leads Calgary with 6 goals, Rasmus Andersson has 7 assists and Tyler Toffoli has 37 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.36 goals per game and are killing 82.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jacob Markstrom has allowed 25 goals on 242 shots faced, and Dan Vladar has given up 10 goals on 74 shots.
The New Jersey Devils are averaging 3.67 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Nico Hischier leads New Jersey with 5 goals, Jesper Bratt has 12 assists and Jack Hughes has 53 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.58 goals per game and are killing 86.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Vitek Vanecek has allowed 13 goals on 142 shots faced, and Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 17 goals on 142 shots.
The Flames are 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 0-5 in their last 5 overall. The Devils are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 6-0 in their last 6 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Flames last 5 road games. The over is 3-0-1 in Devils last 4 overall. The Flames are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in New Jersey and 14-3 in the last 17 meetings. The favorite is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
The Calgary Flames are the better team on paper, but they’re a mess right now, and being on the end of a back to back on the road doesn’t help matters. I’m not sure how long this continues, but the New Jersey Devils are playing impressive hockey at both ends of the ice, and having the rest advantage here doesn’t hurt. The price is more than reasonable. Give me the Devils.